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2019
S19r09
Photo: aflphotos.com.au
Position
6th
H&A record
15-7 (5th)
Finals
Lost SF
Captain
Coach
Best & Fairest
Most goals
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West Coast looked to be suffering from a premiership hangover early in the season when it sat in the lower reaches of the ladder with a 3-3 record following a heavy defeat to Geelong, but the club rebounded to win 11 of the next 13 games, grabbing a handhold on a crucial top-two spot. However, a narrow loss to premiership favourites (and eventual champions) Richmond in the penultimate round was followed by an upset home defeat to Hawthorn, and the Eagles were forced to fight for the flag from the bottom half of the top eight, with the premiership defence ending in the second week of the finals with a semi-final loss to Geelong.

Several Eagles maintained or improved their form from the successful 2018 premiership campaign, with defenders Shannon Hurn and Jeremy McGovern joined by reigning club champion Elliot Yeo and first-timer Jack Darling in the All-Australian side and Luke Shuey, Brad Sheppard and Andrew Gaff appearing in the extended squad. Shuey pipped Yeo to win the John Worsfold Medal, denying the former Lion a third-straight win, and Sheppard earned his first career podium finish. The Eagles were also well-served by several youngsters including forwards Oscar Allen, Jack Petruccelle and Jake Waterman, while second-year forward Liam Ryan, who finished in the top ten of the best and fairest, took home Mark of the Year for a towering grab over Melbourne giant Max Gawn. West Coast was relatively lucky on the injury front, although premiership-winning youngster Daniel Venables missed the second half of the season with the effects of concussion and talismanic ruckman Nic Naitanui's comeback from a second knee reconstruction lasted just three games before he succumbed to an ankle injury, returning only for the finals.

Diary

Honour boardEdit

Coach: Adam Simpson (coaching panel)

Captain: Shannon Hurn

Leadership group: Josh Kennedy (vc), Luke Shuey (vc), Andrew Gaff, Jeremy McGovern, Nic Naitanui

Club Champion: Luke Shuey

Emerging Talent: Oscar Allen

Best Clubman: Fraser McInnes

Leading Goalscorer: Jack Darling (59)

All-Australians: Shannon Hurn (vc), Jack Darling, Jeremy McGovern, Elliot Yeo

Rising Star nominees: Jack Petruccelle (round 5), Oscar Allen (round 21)

Milestones: 250 games: Shannon Hurn (round 2)
200 games: Josh Kennedy (round 2), Chris Masten (round 2), Luke Shuey (Elimination Final)
100 games: Mark Hutchings (round 5), Dom Sheed (round 23)

SquadEdit

Offseason player movements

Senior list Head coach
41 Brendon Ah Chee 27 Jack Darling 20 Jeremy McGovern 31 Will Schofield Adam Simpson
33 Brayden Ainsworth 14 Liam Duggan 38 Kurt Mutimer 4 Dom Sheed Assistants
43 Matthew Allen 29 Luke Foley* 9 Nic Naitanui 5 Brad Sheppard Adrian Hickmott (stopp)
12 Oscar Allen 3 Andrew Gaff 30 Jackson Nelson 13 Luke Shuey Jaymie Graham (fwd)
37 Tom Barrass 16 Tom Hickey* 24 Xavier O'Neill* 19 Nathan Vardy Nathan Van Berlo (mid)
10 Jarrod Brander 25 Shannon Hurn 21 Jack Petruccelle 18 Daniel Venables Matt Rosa (mid)
22 Hamish Brayshaw 34 Mark Hutchings 8 Jack Redden 2 Jake Waterman Daniel Pratt (back)
39 Jarrod Cameron* 23 Lewis Jetta 44 Willie Rioli 32 Bailey Williams* Development
28 Tom Cole 17 Josh Kennedy 35 Josh Rotham 6 Elliot Yeo Gavin Bell (head)
15 Jamie Cripps 7 Chris Masten 1 Liam Ryan Mark Nicoski (def)
Rookie list Luke Webster (mid/res)
47 Patrick Bines* 42 Harry Edwards* 46 Brodie Riach* 26 Francis Watson Chance Bateman (fwd)
40 Keegan Brooksby* 36 Fraser McInnes 45 Josh Smith*

Player Reviews 2019

# Player Games Goals
1 Ryan 24 30
2 Waterman 13 15
3 Gaff 22 3
4 Sheed 24 15
5 Sheppard 24 0
6 Yeo 23 11
7 Masten 17 3
8 Redden 23 0
9 Naitanui 5 0
10 Brander 2 0
12 O.Allen 21 20
13 Shuey 24 8
14 Duggan 15 0
15 Cripps 19 30
16 Hickey 20 9
17 Kennedy 22 49
18 Venables 6 2
19 Vardy 11 0
20 McGovern 23 1
21 Petruccelle 20 21
23 Jetta 22 0
25 Hurn 21 0
26 Watson 2 0
27 Darling 24 59
28 Cole 14 0
30 Nelson 13 0
31 Schofield 14 0
34 Hutchings 20 9
35 Rotham 4 0
37 Barrass 14 0
39 Cameron 7 11
41 Ah Chee 1 1
44 Rioli 14 18
45 Smith 2 1

ResultsEdit

Rd Date Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Pre-season
1 Fri 1 March Geelong Leederville Oval W 99-65
2 Sun 10 March Fremantle Rushton Park W 109-58
Home & away
1 Sat 23 March Brisbane Gabba L 58-102 16th
2 Sat 30 March GWS Giants Perth Stadium W 104-52 10th
3 Sat 6 April Collingwood MCG W 98-76 6th
4 Sat 13 April Fremantle Perth Stadium W 69-56 3rd
5 Fri 19 April Port Adelaide Perth Stadium L 53-95 8th
6 Sun 28 April Geelong Kardinia Park L 46-104 12th
7 Sat 4 May Gold Coast Perth Stadium W 80-57 10th
8 Sat 11 May St Kilda Docklands W 88-70 7th
9 Fri 17 May Melbourne Perth Stadium W 85-69 6th
10 Sat 25 May Adelaide Adelaide Oval W 85-73 5th
11 Sun 2 June Western Bulldogs Perth Stadium W 133-72 4th
12 Sun 9 June Sydney SCG L 71-116 4th
13 14-15 June Bye 5th
14 Thur 20 June Essendon Perth Stadium W 106-71 4th
15 Sat 29 June Hawthorn MCG W 77-71 3rd
16 Sat 6 July Fremantle Perth Stadium W 122-31 2nd
17 Fri 12 July Collingwood Perth Stadium L 77-78 4th
18 Sun 21 July Melbourne Traeger Park W 91-78 3rd
19 Sat 27 July North Melbourne Perth Stadium W 121-72 2nd
20 Sun 4 August Carlton Docklands W 99-75 2nd
21 Sun 11 August Adelaide Perth Stadium W 90-80 3rd
22 Sun 18 August Richmond MCG L 82-88 3rd
23 Sat 24 August Hawthorn Perth Stadium L 67-105 5th
Finals
EF Thur 5 Sept Essendon Perth Stadium W 116-61
SF Fri 13 Sept Geelong MCG L 68-88

Final ladderEdit

Team P W L D  % Pts
1 Geelong 22 16 6 0 135.7 64
2 Brisbane 22 16 6 0 118.3 64
3 Richmond 22 16 6 0 113.7 64
4 Collingwood 22 15 7 0 117.7 60
5 West Coast 22 15 7 0 112.5 60
6 GWS Giants 22 13 9 0 115.4 52
7 Western Bulldogs 22 12 10 0 107.2 48
8 Essendon 22 12 10 0 95.4 48
_ ____________________ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
9 Hawthorn 22 11 11 0 108.7 44
10 Port Adelaide 22 11 11 0 105.4 44
11 Adelaide 22 10 12 0 100.9 40
12 North Melbourne 22 10 12 0 99.5 40
13 Fremantle 22 9 13 0 91.9 36
14 St Kilda 22 9 13 0 83.9 36
15 Sydney 22 8 14 0 97.7 32
16 Carlton 22 7 15 0 84.5 28
17 Melbourne 22 5 17 0 78.6 20
18 Gold Coast 22 3 19 0 60.5 12

Qualifying finals: Collingwood def. Geelong, Richmond def. Brisbane

Elimination finals: West Coast def. Essendon, GWS Giants def. Western Bulldogs

Semi finals: Geelong def. West Coast; GWS Giants def. Brisbane

Preliminary finals: Richmond def. Geelong; GWS Giants def. Collingwood

Grand Final: Richmond def. GWS Giants

JumpersEdit

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Club Champion leaderboardEdit

Stats leadersEdit

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Goals Disposals Disp/game Marks
1st Darling 59 . Gaff 702 . Gaff 31.91 . Sheppard 188
2nd Kennedy 49 Shuey 647 Shuey 26.96 McGovern 164
3rd Cripps 30 Sheed 635 Sheed 26.46 Hurn 154
4th Ryan 30 Yeo 546 Yeo 23.74 Gaff 141
5th Petruccelle 21 Redden 528 Hurn 23.33 Sheed 128
6th O.Allen 20 Hurn 490 Redden 22.96 Darling 112
7th Rioli 18 Sheppard 463 Sheppard 19.29 Redden 111
8th Sheed 16 Jetta 376 Jetta 17.09 Masten 93
9th Waterman 15 McGovern 343 Masten 16.59 Kennedy 89
10th Cameron/Yeo 11 Darling 287 Duggan 15.93 Barrass 86
# Kicks Handballs Clearances Tackles
1st Gaff 437 . Sheed 291 . Shuey 156 . Yeo 168
2nd Shuey 409 Redden 277 Yeo 144 Redden 129
3rd Hurn 386 Gaff 265 Sheed 119 Shuey 129
4th Sheed 344 Shuey 238 Gaff 93 Cripps 64
5th Sheppard 324 Yeo 223 Redden 92 Darling 64
6th Yeo 323 Sheppard 139 Hickey 82 O.Allen 58
7th Jetta 283 Hickey 129 Naitanui 30 Gaff 52
8th Redden 251 Masten 114 Hutchings 24 Hickey 51
9th McGovern 242 Cripps 113 Cripps 22 Ryan 51
10th Ryan 211 Hurn 104 O.Allen/Ryan 18 Cole 47

ReservesEdit

For the first time, a standalone West Coast Eagles reserves side participated in the WAFL.

Rd Date Opponent Venue Res Score Posn
Pre-season
1 Sun 10 March Peel Thunder Rushton Park W 70-31
2 Sat 23 March East Perth Leederville Oval L 82-68
3 Sat 30 March East Fremantle East Fremantle Oval W 85-33
Home & away
1 Sat 6 April Perth Lathlain Park L 63-109 8th
2 Sat 13 April Peel Thunder Perth Stadium W 77-50 5th
3 Fri 19 April Subiaco Leederville Oval L 45-60 6th
4 Sat 27 April Claremont Claremont Oval W 77-75 5th
5 Sat 4 May South Fremantle Fremantle Oval L 72-131 6th
6 Thur 16 May East Perth Leederville Oval L 52-86 7th
7 Sat 25 May Swan Districts Bassendean Oval L 56-70 8th
8 Sun 2 June Claremont Perth Stadium L 48-79 8th
9 Sun 9 June West Perth Arena Joondalup L 36-72 10th
10 14-15 June Bye 10th
11 Sat 22 June East Fremantle East Fremantle Oval W 105-33 7th
12 Sat 29 June South Fremantle Fremantle Oval W 78-57 7th
13 Sat 6 July Peel Thunder Rushton Park W 76-28 7th
14 Sun 14 July West Perth Lathlain Park W 134-65 5th
15 Sat 20 July Bye 7th
16 Sat 27 July Subiaco Leederville Oval L 99-31 7th
17 Sat 3 August Swan Districts Bassendean Oval L 76-80 7th
18 Sat 10 August Perth Lathlain Park W 71-52 6th
19 Fri 16 August East Perth Leederville Oval W 35-11 6th
20 Sat 24 August East Fremantle Lathlain Park W 82-59 4th
Finals
EF Sun 1 September West Perth Arena Joondalup W 45-42
SF Sun 8 September Claremont Claremont Oval L 60-66

Tribunal recordEdit

Rd Player Charge Outcome
1 Ryan Striking D.Gardiner (Bri) Accepted $1,500 fine
6 Cole Misconduct against G.Miers (Gee) Accepted $1,000 fine
8 McGovern Rough conduct against B.Acres (StK) Accepted $2,000 fine
9 Jetta Rough conduct against T.Smith (Mel) Accepted 1-week suspension
9 Yeo Misconduct against J.Harmes (Mel) Accepted $1,000 fine
12 Rioli Rough conduct against C.O'Riordan (Syd) Accepted 1-week suspension
12 Vardy Rough conduct against J.Thurlow (Syd) Accepted 1-week suspension
14 McGovern Rough conduct against M.Guelfi (Ess) 1-week suspension upheld by Tribunal
15 Cripps Striking J.Sicily (Haw) Accepted $1,500 fine
15 (WAFL) Cole Striking T.Reed (SF) Withdrawn by Match Review Panel
16 Duggan Rough conduct against N.Fyfe (Fre) Accepted $2,000 fine
17 (WAFL) Grey Rough conduct against C.West (WP) Accepted 2-week suspension
EF (WAFL) Vardy Rough conduct against M.Peirce (WP) Accepted reprimand
EF Naitanui Rough conduct against Z.Merrett (Ess) Accepted $1,000 fine
  1. https://afltables.com/afl/stats/2019.html#18
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